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Easy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

by Laura

Ever want a side of homemade mac and cheese with your dinner and just don’t have the time to make it? Well, this easy crock pot mac and cheese is simple enough to make from scratch. Basically, you just need the 4 hours for it to cook in the slow cooker and have the time to boil 8 oz of pasta.

All you do is add the cooked pasta to your crock pot with some cheese, butter, and milk. Then the crock pot does the rest of the work! So easy!

crock pot mac and cheese prep

This recipe fits perfectly in the 3.5 qt oval of the new Crock-Pot® Hook Up™ Connectable Entertaining System.

It is the perfect amount to serve as a side and would be great for entertaining. If you want, it could serve 3-4 as a main dish or you can double it and cook it in a 6 qt crock pot for 6-8 as a main dish.

The new Crock-Pot® Hook Up™ Connectable Entertaining System is so fun for gatherings. In addition to the 3.5 qt oval size, they come in one 2 quart round and two 1 quarts ovals. They make entertaining easy. The units plug into each other to create the perfect table setting for any size party and includes a high, low, or warm setting. Since thy connect together, you only need one cord and one outlet to keep these babies running. I could totally see all the sides for Thanksgiving being served in these.

crock pot connectable

The removable stoneware and lids are all dishwasher safe.

The base of the connectables come in five colors – charcoal, copper, red, blue and green. Each unit retails for $39.99 – $49.99.

To go along with the launch of the Crock-Pot® Hook Up™ Connectable Entertaining System, Crock-Pot® is launching its second-annual nationwide search for the Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star. Just visit CrockPotContest.com from Nov. 6, 2013 – Dec. 6, 2013 to submit your best original party recipe, a photo of the dish, and a headshot of yourself for a chance to be named as the Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star, win $5,000, and be featured on Crock-Pot.com! Celebrity Entertaining Expert, Courtney Cachet and Crock-Pot® brand representatives will select the winner among qualified entrants.

While on CrockPotContest.com, you can also play the “Create Your Party with the Crock-Pot® Hook Up™ System to win a variety of daily instant-win prizes, including Crock-Pot® branded Cookbooks, Crock-Pot® Dinner Kits, Crock-Pot® Warm Dip Mixes, and Crock-Pot® Seasoning Blends! Plus, check out videos and entertaining tips from Celebrity Entertaining Expert and TV personality, Courtney Cachet.

You can definitely entertain like a Crock-Star with these fun new Hook Up Connectable Crock Pots!

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese | realmomkitchen.com

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Easy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese


  • 8 oz macaroni, cooked
  • 8 oz Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
  • 8 oz Colby cheese, cubed
  • 8 oz Velvetta, cubed
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Spray a 3.5 qt crock pot lightly with non-cooking spray.
  2. Layer 1/3 of the macaroni in bottom. Top with half of cheeses, butter, salt & pepper. Repeat and end by topping with the last 1/3 of macaroni. Pour milk over mixture.
  3. Cook on low for about 3 hours and stirring half way through the cooking process.
  4. Serves 3-4 as a main dish or 10 as a side.
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Recipe adapted from Short Stop Blog.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but as always my opinion 100% my own.

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Slinky January 21, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Try substituting gruyere. Mmmmmmm, creamy goodness. Swiss would work, too. Pretty much any semi-hard cheese.

Susan Lanning December 23, 2013 - 7:31 am

Can this be doubled in a 6 qt. Crockpot?

stacey November 25, 2013 - 10:31 am

Looks good, have you ever tried substituting the velvetta, we are not fans. thank you.


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